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Parents complaining about Far Rockaway's principal's poor attendance record

Stacey Sager reports from Lower Manhattan.
February 18, 2014 3:14:58 PM PST
It has been clear for a long time that many parents at P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway do not support their school principal Marcella Sills.

There are complaints that Sills, often in her fur coat would pull up to school in her BMW late every day if at all. Some say there are days out of the week where she has been seen out during school time, like the hair salon and nail salon.

Sills remains employed, but now, Richard Condon, the Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools is recommending that she be fired. His latest reports outlines that Sills was rarely in the building when school started at 7:55 a.m., and that she typically arrived between 9:15 and noon.

The report also outlines that she instructed at least 2 members of her staff to make up time cards, so she got hundreds and hundreds of hours paid for.

What investigators saw was a year's worth of cell phone records. This is key evidence, they say, because it proves that Sills would call her school custodian to let her in a side gate every day when she arrived late.


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